Slave trade in the Atlantic world

Website for secondary education (14-15 year old)


From the 16th century, ships from European countries carried millions of people as slaves across the Atlantic ocean. Traders from the Dutch Republic also participated. How did this happen and what were the consequences? You will discover more when you click on the objects on the map. Study carefully what you will find and then do the assignments. Your answers can be printed or send. You will receive help from the following 'guides':

   Info: this button will give you extra information (on which most historians agree).

  Historian: this button will give you information about the nature and content of some historical sources.


         He will explain himself what he is doing here ...



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